Catalin Parascan

Social entrepreneur. Engagement consultant.

Ping Fu – A Story of Pure Human Resilience.

Ping Fu knows what it’s like to be a child soldier, a factory worker and a political prisoner. To be beaten and raped for being born into a well educated family. To be deported and having to start over without family or friends.

She also knows what it’s like to be a pioneering software innovator, a CEO and Inc magazine’s entrepreneur of the year. To give speeches that inspire and to advise the president of the United States.

Ping Fu’s story is a story of two worlds. A story of pure human resilience.

Honoured in 2005 by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year,” Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. In 1997 Ping co-founded Geomagic (geomagic.com), a leading U.S. technology company that fundamentally changed the way products are designed and manufactured around the world: from personalizing prosthetic limbs and repairing NASA spaceships and vintage cars at Jay Leno’s garage to digitally recreating the Statue of Liberty, Geomagic aims to enable advanced design and manufacturing of personalized products that are made locally with global accessibility.

Before co-founding Geomagic, Ping Fu was Director of Visualization at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she initiated and managed the NCSA Mosaic software project that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. She has more than 25 years of software industry experience in database, networking, computer graphics, and advanced manufacturing.

Source: Creative Mornings

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2013 by in Creativity, Entrepreneurship.
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